Leah Umansky’s chapbook both celebrates and transcends its subject, the iconic Mad Men television series. You don’t have to love or even know the show to go where Umansky takes us in this scathing dissection of American advertising, pop culture, and gender. Complete with a cover image taken from Umansky’s own collage art.
Creation by Design If you treat a woman right, they’ll keep wanting. When youth fades, no one’s gonna put out. Isn’t that something: the way beauty does a switchback?When I kiss you, I want the blood to devastate your cheeks; and when you garb yourself in lipstick as you step into the night’s arms, I want the color to repeat itself down your neck; So you remember that lipstick wasn’t made for you, but for me; So that I can remember what a man does to his woman.That rouge is a man’s tool; is a man’s rule, and we create color to hunt and gather; to create an incredible sensation that gives you hotpants and me something to control.